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6m old babyboy oflate started head banging against sofa or wall.what could be reason?is it cause of concern

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Normal: Its a normal event.....its a lot like rocking...it actualy calms the baby! Speak with your Pediatrician to confirm this opinion which is mine only and from experience with my own kids (and they turned out just fine!!!!! Hope this helps ! Dr Z
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Excessive head banging is a potential concern, and letting the infant go unchecked is not advisable, and intervention to replace this with a more soothing stimulation can help. The theory is that the head banging comes about due to a lack of lack of stimulation at a critical early point. Stimulation can take many different forms, and head banging replaces lack of external stimulation by self stim
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